Dr. Banks is the Founder and CEO of Dr. Lesia M. Banks Enterprises, LLC, a career coaching and organizational development consulting practice and is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator. With regard to coaching she focuses on three areas: career coaching, doctoral dissertation coaching, and small business development coaching. She is a thought partner and consultant in organizational leadership theories and practical implementation. Dr. Banks has more than 25 years of Federal government experience to include serving in various leadership positions in numerous Executive Branch Departments. Her responsibilities have encompassed the entire spectrum of Human Capital management to include conducting hundreds of job interviews, hiring and training employees, supervising diverse staffs, and managing multi-million dollar budgets.
Dr. Banks currently serves as a Technical Coach for President Obama’s Youth CareerConnect federal grant initiative. Her role as coach affords her the opportunity to provide technical assistance to school systems in six core program areas: Integrated Academic and Career-Focused Learning, Employer Engagement, Individualized Career and Academic Counseling, and Work-Based Learning and Exposure to the World of Work. In this role, she is assigned to the largest public school system in the entire United States; the New York City public school system, which hosts over 1.1 Million students, in more than 1,700 schools with a budget of nearly 25 Billion. Other schools under her purview also include public schools in Massachusetts, Ohio, and Buffalo, New York. Dr. Banks is also a consultant to Prometrics; an international organization tasked with developing course exams for universities and colleges around the
Dr. Banks has authored two books: C 3 CreatingCareerConnections (A Pre-College to Career Enrichment Guide) and All Connections Matter; Change Your Circumstances by Changing Your Connections (An A to Z Guide to Checking Your Connections are They Stretching Your Vision or Choking Your Dream).
Dr. Banks holds an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Police Science, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology/Law Enforcement with a minor in Psychology, a Master’s in Business Administration and a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership. Dr. Banks is also a 2012 Harvard University Fellow.